Suburban Rail Loop commitment puts Melbourne into fastlane

Federal Labor’s $2.1 billion investment in the Melbourne Suburban Rail Loop Project will take urban mass transit into the fastlane and change the way people commute around Australia’s second largest city. Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU) National Secretary Mark Diamond said the project would take pressure off Melbourne’s road network and reduce cost of …

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Melbourne Suburban Rail Loop doesn’t stack up, says federal government

The project was unveiled three months before the November 2018 state election, when Premier Daniel Andrews claimed it would cost about $50 billion and be built by 2050. Responding to the federal government’s rejection, Victorian Transport Infrastructure Minister Jacinta Allan said Victorians were “sick of being ignored on projects they voted for by a Liberal …

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The population in Melbourne’s west is booming, but can the planning keep pace?

Take a turn off the busy Princess Freeway at Werribee, about 30 kilometres from central Melbourne, and you’ll come to a big paddock. Among the broken fences, thistles and long-condemned former government buildings is a big plan. It’s a plan to convert the 775-hectare site into a thriving CBD, creating nearly 60,000 local jobs in health, …

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